Thane, Sloane, and...

Not for real children.  The names Thane, Sloane, and even Slade, have a similar 'vibe' to me but I can't seem to find more names that have that feel.  Rune,Slater and Flynn come close but not quite. I can't put my finger on it so I was hoping you could help define what is similar or suggest names that go with them in your mind even if you can't explain why. Really trying to pair Thane with a match for lack of a better explaination.

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June 12, 2018 5:59 PM

Zane, Wade, Zade, Shade, Cade, Blade, Jude, Kayne, Dane, Tane, Webster, Slayton

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June 12, 2018 6:26 PM

Are you thinking of all three as masculine names? (Sloane, at least, has seen use as a feminine name.) As a set of male names, the vibe I get is something like "space pirate"; other names that kind of fit that category in my mind include Fallon, Dag, Mace, Dirk, Fisk, Torquil (no idea why beyond the obviously-weapon-y names, but probably some of these are actually space opera characters)--is that at all in the right direction?

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June 12, 2018 7:28 PM

Sloane with the e female, without male.  Torquil is close, Fallon fits.  I think its a little bit that I don't have an image or exact definition/association wiith them either. They're close to words as names but more abstract, if that makes sense. Thanks!

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June 13, 2018 2:18 AM

Lane, Rain, Colt, Colton, Flynte, Bristol, Tarquin, Van, Talon, Kian, Fane, Flann, Floy, Fox, Faron, Farley, Farrell, Farryn, Fenix, Forbes, Forest, Reef, Thaniel, Zorill,  Malik, Quade, Quinby, Quillan, Fintan, Fawn

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By EVie
June 13, 2018 12:56 PM

Those three names as a set all have a sort of sinister vibe to me, in the same way that Snape and Snead do. That Sl- beginning definitely plays a part, calling to mind untrustworthy words like slippery, slimy, slander, slant, slaughter, sleazy and slur. (This also makes me think of Terry Pratchett's Discworld troll drugs, all named things like Slab, Slice, Slam, etc.) The Sn- beginning is similar, with sneak, snipe, sneer, snarl, snake, snigger, snitch, snivel and snob. Thane by itself isn't quite so evocative for me, except insofar as I associate it with Macbeth, which gives it a bit of that creepy, evil flavor (historically, of course, it was more neutral, just a title like Baron, but my brain goes to Macbeth first). 

I would recommend looking at the types of names that authors like J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Roald Dahl and even Dickens choose for their villains--writers in that dry, snarky British style tend to name their characters very evocatively. From a quick search, I would suggest things like Drake, Ryker, Brock, Rourke, Zane, Royce, Mace, Gage, Blane, Blair, Blaise. 

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June 13, 2018 11:43 PM

YES! THIS! Thank you! That is what it was, I did a quick search after you pointed that out and Slade, Thane and Sloane were all comic villians too!